MPS667 All Assignments (March 2019)

MPS 667 Stress and Coping in Health Psychology

Module 4 Assignment

Case Assignment

We have discussed a variety of concerns and theories that can be applied in the context of coping and stress. The Case Assignment for this course will be a 5-8 page essay (excluding title page and reference page). You should use a minimum of 4-5 academic sources (at least 2 from the library) in your Case Assignment.

Choose one (1) of the highly stressful occupations below as the focus of your Case assignment:

1. Medical doctor

2. Police officer

3. Lawyer

4. Social worker

5. Elementary school teacher

6. Enlisted Military Personnel

7. Firefighter

Please address the following topics in your Case Assignment.

1. Explore at least 3 recent statistics highlighting the experience of stress in the context of the occupation you have chosen to highlight for your Case assignment. (Module 1).

2. Identify at least 3 specific examples of stressful situations that tie back to the occupation you have chosen to highlight. What are the categories of stress (acute, episodic, chronic stress, 1 / 2 eustress, distress) do these examples belong to? Elaborate on your answers. (Module 2)

3. Discuss the brain and physiological effects of the 3 specific examples stressful situations you have highlighted for the occupation you have chosen to focus for the case assignment (Module 3)

4. Elaborate on the effectiveness of people in the occupation you have chosen to highlight in utilizing coping methods or seeking coping support for the stress they experience as part of their job. (Module 4).

Writing Guidelines

Essay must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.

Your paper should have a title page and references page (not included in the 5-8 page total count).

Essays should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes.

You must cite all texts used along with proper paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism.

Make sure your paper has an introduction (with purpose statement), main points in the body of the paper, and an overall conclusion section.

Build support in your paper with background material including library sources that use the terms we discussed throughout the course/program (Use at least 2 sources from the library)

MPS 667 Stress and Coping in Health Psychology

Module 8 Assignment

Signature Assignment

We have discussed a variety of concerns and theories that can be applied in the context of coping and stress throughout this course.

The Signature Assignment for this course will be an 8-10 page essay (excluding title page and reference page). You should use a minimum of 4-5 academic sources (at least 2 from the library) in your Signature Assignment.

Choose one (1) of the highly stressful occupations below as the focus of your Signature assignment:

1. Medical doctor

2. Police officer

3. Lawyer

4. Social worker

5. Elementary school teacher

6. Enlisted Military Personnel

7. Firefighter

Please address the following topics in your Signature Assignment.

Explore the types of stress and the sources stress in the context of the occupation you have chosen to highlight for your signature assignment. (Module 1 and 2).

Elaborate on at least one (1) coping measure or instrument that would be helpful as a screening tool for the occupation you have chosen to highlight. How can the outcome measures of a coping measure be used to allocate support and resources for a person experiencing stress in the occupation you have chosen to highlight? (Module 5)

Discuss one (1) published research study where the researchers used cognitive reappraisal training, emotion regulation training or gratitude training with people working in an occupation you have chosen to highlight. Explore the effectiveness of the training on the population you have chosen to highlight. (Module 6, 7, 8)

Elaborate on the challenges of training stress coping strategies to people who have significant difficulty in work-life balance in the occupation you have chosen to focus for the signature assignment (Module 4)

Writing Guidelines

Essay must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.

Your paper should have a title page and references page (not included in the 8-10 page total count).

Essays should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes. You must cite all texts used along with proper paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism. Make sure your paper has an introduction (with purpose statement), main points in the body of the paper, and an overall conclusion section.

Build support in your paper with background material including library sources that use the terms we discussed throughout the course/program (Use at least 3 sources from the library)

MPS 667 Stress and Coping in Health Psychology

Module 8 Assignment

Student Self-Reflective Essay

The purpose of the Student Self-Reflective Essay is to reflect upon what one has learned or how one has performed as compared with one’s expectations or goals.

At the end of each course, we ask students to respond to five (5) statements. In your essay please respond in sequential order to the five (5) statements below. There is no requirement for length when responding to each statement.

1. Descriptions of how you feel you improved your knowledge, skills, abilities, and yourself in this session through this course.

2. Evaluation of the work you did during the session for the class and explanations of ways you could have performed better.

3. Topics you have identified that you did not understand or were not successful in trying to implement and suggestions you may have about how to improve the course material on those topics.

4. Ways you might measure the future effects of what you have learned in this course or your future progress/improvement.

5. State whether you achieved the course outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes).